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Musica Ficta

Vocal ensemble
© Per Morten Abrahamsen

Musica Ficta was formed in 1996 by the composer and conductor Bo Holten. In Musica Ficta Bo Holten works with his specialities, contemporary and early music, but also goes a step further and exploits his many years’ experience of Renaissance vocal polyphony in his work with a selected repertoire from quite different epochs. The work with the medieval repertoire began in connection with Musica Ficta’s large concert series "A Thousand Years of Danish Music”, in which this music constituted the first programme.

Since its foundation Musica Ficta has recorded twenty one CDs with widely differing repertoires: Early Renaissance, Music from the Court of King Christian III, Danish songs, children’s music and Christmas music. 


For more information see Musica Fictas' homepage.


  • Nicolaus Gottschovius, Lupus Hellinck, Orlande de Lassus, Matthaeus le Maistre, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina, Mogens Pedersøn, Erasmus Rotenbucher, Arnolt Schlick, Ludwig Senfl, Johann Walter

    Reforming Hymns

  • Bo Holten

    The Emperor's New Clothes

  • J.P.E. Hartmann, Carl Nielsen, Thomas Laub, Thorvald Aagaard, Poul Schierbeck, Peter Heise, Bo Holten, Oluf Ring, Harald Balslev, Bo Gunge, Marianne Søgaard, Ernst A. Kiørboe, N.K. Madsen-Stensgaard, Haakon Elmer, Henrik Rung, Emil Hornemann

    Songs from the Borderland

  • Bo Holten

    Gesualdo · Shadows – a modern Baroque opera

  • Clemens non Papa, Conrad Rein, Thomas Stoltzer, Lucas Lossius, Johannes Alectorius

    Thomissøn's Easter

  • Mogens Pedersøn


  • Medieval Music in Denmark

  • Thomas Stoltzer, Melchoir Kugelmann, Jørgen Presten, Josquin de Prez, Nicolas Gombert, Heinrich Finck, Ludwig Senfl, Severin Tham

    Winds and Voices II